The Best Gift Ever

>> Saturday, June 28

Zerisse tagged me on this one days ago and I wasn't able to post it right away (hehe sorry Z!). I was very busy this week. I just started doing this "something really important" thing and eventhough I basically am right in front of my PC about 8 hours everyday, I still couldn't find some extra minutes to do my tags (well I posted a few, though dba? hehe). Well anyway, here goes...

*** Start Here ***

1. Simply copy the inspirational story and in the end write down the lesson you have learned out from this.
2. Put your own blog name and link. Pass or tag this to your friends to inspire them.
3. Start copy from “Begin Copy” until “End Copy” to your blog.

--- The Best Gift Ever ---

A young man was getting ready to graduate from college.
For many months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealer's showroom and knowing his father could well afford it, he told him that was all he wanted.
As Graduation Day approached, the young man awaited signs that his father had purchased the car.

Finally, on the morning of his graduation his father called him into his private study.
His father told him how proud he was to have such a fine son, and told him how much he loved him.
He handed his son a beautiful wrapped gift box.
Curious, but somewhat disappointed, the young man opened the box and found a lovely, leather-bound Bible, with the young man's name embossed in gold.
Angrily, he raised his voice to his father and said,
"With all your money you give me a Bible?"
And stormed out of the house, leaving the Bible.

Many years passed and the young man was very successful in business.
He had a beautiful home and wonderful family, but realized his father was very old and thought perhaps he should go to him.
He had not seen him since that graduation day.
Before he could make arrangements, he received a telegram telling him his father had passed away, and willed all of his possessions to his son.
He needed to come home immediately and take care of things.
When he arrived at his father's house, sudden sadness and regret filled his heart.

He began to search through his father's important papers and saw the still new Bible, just as he had left it years ago.
With tears, he opened the Bible and began to turn the pages.
His father had carefully underlined a verse, Matt 7:11,
"And if ye, being evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Heavenly father which is in heaven, give to those who ask Him?"
As he read those words, a car key dropped from the back of the Bible.
It had a tag with the dealer's name, the same dealer who had the sports car he had desired.
On the tag was the date of his graduation, and the words...

How many times do we miss God's blessing because they are not packaged as we expected? I trust you enjoyed this. Pass it on to others. Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for...


*** End Copy***

Lesson learned: Blessings come in mysterious ways. It might not be in the right "package" as what the story says, it might not be what we really wanted on the first place, but definitely it is what God wants for us. We should be very happy with what we have right now, those are the "little" gifts, the blessings that came from someone above who loves us.

*note: you can copy and post this if you want to.. :)



Every year about 30 typhoons come to the Philippines, and they leave behind damages, losses, and deaths. It has been a week since the tragic accident brought by the typhoon Frank. I'm sure you've heard of the tragedy of MV Princess of the Stars. This prayer goes out to the survivors, the grieving families and friends, as well as the other Filipinos around the Philippines who are mourning for their losses.

Prayer for the MV Princess of the Stars fatalities and survivors.
Dear God, we pray that you comfort each bereaved family everyday as they grieved for their loss, we pray that you will supply all their needs, we pray for the survivors that they may have a good life after the tragedy, that you will bless them and let them know in the deepest part of their heart that in spite of what have happened, you LOVE and CARE for them. This we pray in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen.

Please, let us encourage everyone to keep the prayer going.



1. Through The Rain 2. God’s gift 3. Only in Silence 4. Blessings and Beyond 5. Traipsey Turvey 6. sHeNzEe's wOrLd 7. YOUR SPOT


Hump Day Humor #18

>> Wednesday, June 25

Dinner conversation gone bad...

WIFE: "What would you do if I died? Would you get married again?"
HUSBAND: "Definitely not!"
WIFE: "Why not - don't you like being married?"
HUSBAND: "Of course I do."
WIFE: "Then why wouldn't you remarry?"
HUSBAND: "Okay, I'd get married again."
WIFE: "You would? (with a hurtful look on her face)."
HUSBAND: (makes audible groan).
WIFE: "Would you sleep with her in our bed?"
HUSBAND: "Where else would we sleep?"
WIFE: "Would you replace my pictures with hers?"
HUSBAND: "That would seem like the proper thing to do."
WIFE: "Would you play golf with her?"
HUSBAND: "I guess so."
WIFE: "Would she use my golf clubs?"
HUSBAND: "No, she's left-handed."
WIFE: - - - silence - - -
HUSBAND: "Shit."


World Class Professions

I'm doing this tag from Zerisse. It's about professions.. Honestly, I don't know what I am. I have a degree in Business Management, but I don't think that is a profession. Let me just tell you what I have been up to these past several weeks... :)


1. Copy and paste everything to a new post and add your name next to your profession (or profession-to-be for undergrads) in the list. Make sure your name is linked to your blog/webbie.

2. If your profession is not in the list then simply add it to the correct alphabetical place. For example, if you want to add PLUMBER then it should be placed in between ONCOLOGIST and QUEEN.

3. Tag as many people as you can and witness how your Technorati will explode!

4. Don’t forget to link back. In your case, link back to sHeNzEe's wOrLd



Blogger/Writer- Ner, Mariz, Ezrah, Shenzee,
Call Center- Jean
Chef- Emcee
Full-time Mommy -
Internet Marketer - Mariz
Doctor -
Nurse - Mckhoii, Macy, Ezrah
Oncologist -
Queen -
Software Developer - Ner,
Teacher -
Virtual Assistant - Shenzee
Writer -


You can copy and post this if you want to... :)


what is love?

>> Tuesday, June 24

If someone asks you what is your definition of love, what would it be? Well I, for one, don't have a definition of love. Can it really be defined? Described, yes, but defined? I don't know. Back in high school, I wrote poems about love - and of course, heartaches. But that kind of love is just one thing. There are so different types(?), stages(?), or forms of love. Be it love for family, friends, and especially love for God. Some also mentioned love for enemies. Honestly, could you really love your enemies? :) How could you love someone you deeply hate? I could go on and on about love, but.. all I can say is this, "Love is complicated".

Now why am I talking about love today, well I got tagged by my friend Lurch, and since I don't have anything else to post today (I've been uber busy these past few days), I decided to do this meme....


1. Make a post with your answer to the question “What is Love?”

2. After the post, copy the complete instruction from *START COPY HERE* to *END COPY HERE* together with the pexlinks banner and place it under your post.

3. Please make sure you copy all the links and all must be originally intact.

4. After making the post, please comment HERE with the permalink of your post.

5. Please visit HERE every now and then to update your post with all the links of the participants.

6. Tag as many friends as you want. Share the love and receive love. We are hoping that spreading this will help us in our Technorati authority and maybe PR.

Bearers of Love: 1 – Pexlinks Triple Love 2 – Pinay Mommy Online 3 – Momhood Moments 4 – Aerin’s Collection 5 – Deranged Insanity 6 - Anthology of Snippets 7 sHeNzEe's wOrLd 8 - you’re next…



Stormy Sunday

>> Sunday, June 22

I'm in a hurry today. I have lots and lots of work to do plus I have to do something for my mom. Let me just post these conversations I joined at dNeero.

*just an update: It's still raining hard today, and we have a couple of power failures... typhoon Frank swept through the Philippine islands and left billions of damages, millions of families homeless, thousands of Filipinos dead or missing. The typhoon has not left the Philippines yet... Let us continue to pray for our country and our fellowmen..


another rainy day...

>> Friday, June 20

It's been raining all day today, probably because of the typhoon Frank. Thankfully there are no strong winds in our area, only lots and lots of rain. You see I live inside a campus where there are so many acacia trees. If you walk around when there's a really strong wind (plus rain), there's a big chance a twig or a branch will fall on you. Now who would walk around when there's a typhoon?! Anyway, I love the rain, but strong (typhoonic?) winds just makes me nervous.

Anyway, well I found something worthy of my time, plus I can generate some extra income too! So that's my big secret why I have been so busy these days. Well it's not exactly a secret since most of my friends already know. Oh well just wanted to let you guys know in case your wondering... or not. :)

Now what was I saying..? Oh yeah.. it has been raining all day, and I'd like to share to you what my dog, Odie, has been doing...

She curled up in a corner and I tried to give her a mat and a blanket cause I'm sure she's cold or something, but she just wouldn't budge. Same with my other dog, Toki (but I couldn't take a shot of him curled up, cause he's under our Jeep). What hard headed doggies I have.. They just don't want to be disturb... hehehe


my first...

Joined this conversation about my "Firsts".. Ok so my answers are not really that specific.. I'm posting it in my blog, so I figure no specific info.. heheheh hope that's alright... well here are my answers...

how would you state your answers? :)


Sharing the love

Ooopps! hehe I honestly forgot to post this (sorry Mere!). I've been quite busy these past few days. Well anyway, a good friend just share this on to me.. Thanks for sharing the love Mere!

This award was created by Memoirs of a Mommy. It’s a very special award that she created in Honor Of The Donor That Saved (her son) Noah’s Life. Noah received a heart transplant, and she hopes that by passing this award around the blogosphere everyone can help raise awareness of the need for Organ Donation.

The rules of this award are: SHARE THE LOVE!!! Share this award with all those blogs out there that you love. All the people who make you smile. All those that make you laugh. All those that make your day. All those that leave uplifting comments on your blog.

**All I ask, is that you include a link to this post with the award and ask your recipients to do the same**

I'm sharing the love to Zr, Lurchie, Mommy Ruby and Feyoh.


Increasing your Technorati Authority

>> Wednesday, June 18

I got tagged by Z and now I'm posting this meme. I'm so happy happy happy today. I wanna scream and jump and dance around... heheh anyway... Let me just post this meme... :)

Here's what you need to do:

  1. Copy The List Below into a blog post of yours.
  2. Add Your Link To The List
  3. Comment On This Post So That We Can Update The List With Your Link
  4. Watch Your Authority Sky-Rocket..
*–Copy Here - Technorati Authority–*1. Brad - Daily Blog Tips For The Masses

2. Daily Blogging Tips At The Daily Rambler

3. Blog Chews - Blog About Anything

4. Steve v4.6 - Big Made Small


6. Indo - Find the Latest Contest Here

7. POTPOLITICS-We Smoke the Competition

8. ATA -

9. Dolly’s Daily Diary

10. The Tech Juice - Tech Tips And More

11. Wendy’s OBA, Blog Tips & Tricks

12. Wendy’s Reel - Fact And Fancy

13. A Grateful Heart

14. 50+Whatever..Just some Ramblings in Life

16. The Blog for DesignCreatology

17. Contest Whiz - The Blog Contest Expert

18. About Blog Contests

19. Esmeraldasblog - Como aumentar la Authority de Technorati

20. Best Widgets for free - Blog Widgets

21. New life by Pitonizza

22. Todo Seiya - Como aumentar la Authority de Technorati

23. Blog for Spanish Readers

24. The Blogger And The Blog

25. Hero Help

26. Makmalcyber

27. Forex Study

28. Techyplus

29. 8

30. Darn Good Reviews

31. Blogger Tips - DotBlogger

32. Lilyruths This and That

33. That Blog 4 Me

34. Pinoytek - Make Money Online and SEO Blog

35. Snigit(blogspot)

36. Snigit(.com)

37. Best Of The Web

38. Swat the Fly

39. Area3000

40. Shut Up And Eat

41. Find Torrent Blog

42. Cebu in the World

43. Web Design

44. Trestin Adventures

45. Ask Trestin

46. Trestin Autobiography

47. Trestin Ideas

48. Trestin Gallery

49. Trestin Games

50.(Impressive Results!) Trestin Hall Of Fame

51. Trestin History

52. Parnell Forever

53. Trestin Political

54. Trestin Spiritual

55. Trestin Sports

56. Trestin Store - Yep, Each One Of These Are Different Blogs.

57. The Ordinary Agung

58. Il blog di Luca Marchi

59. What About Brazil?

60. Shri Rada Blog

61. Hawaiian Travel Blog

62. Hawaii Cruise Superstore

63. GadgetHeat!

64. Over The Sky

65. Yavinator log

66. I Travel to Work do you?

67. The Home Page of Tony Smith, Writer of Comic Books, Articles & Screenplays

68. Ultimate Credit Online

69. The Rhythm of Write

70. A Hoosier Family

71. Analyzed Marketing Solutions

72. O2S Media

73. Project Swole - Fitness and Nutrition

74. Life is simple, Don’t make it complicated

75. Yet Another Blog from Marco Ciacci

76. Freebies, Making money and More

77. Babysitter On Board

78.Vhiel’s Corner

79. Anything and Everything in Between

80. Designs By Vhiel

81. Can of Thoughts

82. Only in Silence

83. Everything Nice!

84.Reference Notes

85. It’s a woman’s world!

86. Ramki’s Blog


88. Picture Clusters

89. Maiylah’s Snippets

90. My Wanderings

91. Confessions of a Supermodel Wannabe

92. Tiklaton: We are the Witness!

93. Deranged Insanity

94. sHeNzEe's wOrLd




Hump Day Humor week 17

Support the needy researcher...

You can give him (the man above) this check...


New super-Earths discovered

>> Tuesday, June 17

European research discovered three "super-Earths" orbiting a star. They also discovered two other solar systems with similar planets too. Now how cool is that! According to my trusty friend Wikipedia a "super-Earth is the popular misnomer for a large extrasolar terrestrial planet. The standard criterion is that it has at least twice the mass of Earth, but less than ten Earth masses." There have been several discoveries of "super-Earths" to date. The first was on 1991 by Wolszczan and Frail with masses around 4 times the Earth.
Anyway, the recently discover planets orbit a star with a lesser mass compared to our Sun, 42 light-years away towards the southern Doradus and Pictor constellations. The planets orbit their star at extremely rapid speeds - one in just four days, compared with Earth's 365 days, one taking 10 days and the slowest taking 20 days. Imagine the speed, if there are living things in those planets what would they look like? So much for celebrating birthdays. :)

It's so exciting to hear about these discoveries. It goes to show that we are not alone in this universe. Who know in the near future we would be traveling around space, and maybe time.

(photo: An artist's impression of the trio of super-Earths discovered by a European team using the HARPS spectrograph on ESO's 3.6-m telescope at La Silla, Chile, after five years of monitoring. *courtesy of


Home Computer Security

I recently joined this conversation at dNeero about computer security. Honestly, I am not an expert in keeping my PC secure. Most of the time I rely on my older bro on what software to use, updates, stuff like that... Shesh! I really need to learn about this stuff huh? I'm only good at using stuff, and not keeping those stuff alive and kicking.. :) bad shenzee... bad shenzee...


New Kids on the Block

>> Monday, June 16

This is the new video of the New Kids on the Block... whew! look at them all grown up... should they still call themselves New Kids? I'd say.. they're NEW MEN! :) ok so I'm drooling.. so sue me.. :) can't help it...


desperate smokers

>> Sunday, June 15

I received this one from my mail. Thought, I'd share it with you. This is hilarious (so I think..).

With the gradual increase in prices, who knows what smokers will do.. teeeheee.... It's very unlikely that something this (the people in the pic) would happen, what dya tink? :)



>> Saturday, June 14

First week of classes and I've been uber busy, not really with my classes though, but with something else. Something far more important... And it needs my full attention, so go figure.. teeheee....

Still I try to keep this blog running, maybe not on a daily basis, but I'll try.. Please bear with me... thanks!


Your rock!

>> Thursday, June 12

Yay! I received yet another award from Mercedes for being a regular in Hump Day Humor. Thanks for this one Mere! :)


more questions

Was tagged by Z, and good friend that I am, I decided to do the sarbeh too! :) I also have nothing else to do and I'm too tired from my classes (yes I'm going back to school, just in case your wondering..)

The rules are posted at the beginning. At the end of the post, the player tags 6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blog and leave a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

1. What was I doing 10 years ago?
>> still in high school, maybe on my Sophomore year, running around with my friends looking at boys.. teehee.. yah boys..

2. What are 5 things on my to-do list today?

  • go to my classes
  • buy books
  • check my mail
  • make blog posts
  • think think think....

3. Snacks I enjoy:
>> baked chips and ice-cold beer! NAH! pizza, double dutch ice cream, chocolates, chocolates, chocolates!

4. Places I’ve lived
>>Dumaguete City, Philippines

5. Things I’d do if I were a billionaire
>>share, invest, save, and travel the world!

6. People I want to know more about:
>>I can't think of anyone just yet


Hump Day: Dieting

>> Wednesday, June 11

"Brain cells come and brain cells go, but fat cells live forever."

Some Facts About Diet
  • It's something most of us do religiously: We eat what we want and pray we don't gain weight.
  • Sweets are the destiny that shapes our ends.
  • The toughest part of a diet isn't watching what you eat. It's watching what other people eat.
  • The most fattening thing you can put in an ice cream sundae is a spoon.
  • A diet is when you have to go to some length to change your width.
  • Most people gain weight by having intimate dinners for two...alone.
  • Diets are for people who are thick and tired of it.
  • A diet is what you go on when not only can't you fit into the store's dresses, you can't fit into the dressing room.
  • A diet is the modern-day meal in which a family counts its calories instead of its blessings.
  • One guideline applies to fat and thin people alike: If you're thin, don't eat fast. If you're fat, don't eat - FAST.

"Inside me lives a skinny woman crying to get out. But I can usually shut her up with cookies..."
Happy dieting everyone!! :)


Journey with friends

>> Monday, June 9

Snapshot taken last Saturday at Hayahay Restobar. The Buluyagonz got together for Zr's despedida party. Check out her site for more snapshots.



Have you ever woke up one day and suddenly realized that your life just isn't like it used to be. A sudden realization that smacks right into your face and you just feel empty(?) and a bit lost. Well something just hit me today and somehow I feel scared. Changes in our lives, both good and bad, are inevitable. It's how we deal with them that makes living more difficult, yet somehow interesting. I'm about to embark on a new path, so different from what I was planning to be. Hopefully, this would not go down the dumps like my previous plans. Oh well, I'm always open to changes, be it good or bad... :)

Anyway, let me share this song Empty by Click Five. I've been quite feeling "empty" lately..oh go figure...


20 Questions

>> Friday, June 6

I have been quite busy this week, with my enrollment, running errands, and doing some research and encoding for this project (I'm not disclosing anything about it yet), but somehow I still manage to hop around the blogger world (and also play Cake Mania 2). Anyway, let me end my week by posting this meme from ZTe.

Here are the Rules for this tag:

Remove one (1) question from below and add in your personal question, make it a total of 20 questions, then tag eight (8) people on your list. List them out at the end of this post.

1. What is your favorite food?
- hmm.. this would be quite difficult to answer since I have so many favorites, but if I have to narrow it down to one, I guess it would be PIZZA.. yah pizza with extra extra cheese

2. What was your happiest moment when you were a child?
- camping out with my cousins at our house in Mabinay... that was fun..

3. Where is the place that you want to go the most?
- Jade Mountain, St Lucia... check their site out.. :)

4. Are you happy of how things turned out?
- So far so good.. I have no complaints. Well not yet..

5. When you encounter a sad moment, what do you do?
- think about it, then eat.. hehe

6. What are you afraid to lose the most?
- everyone I love <--- right on sistah! :)

7. If you win $1 million, what would you do?
- Shop 'til I drop?! Seriously... I'd share, save, then invest (in that order...)

8. What is the saddest moment for you last year (2007)?
- Honestly, I don't remember any sad moment I had last year. I know I had those moments, but I just can't remember them..oh well

9. Which actor/actress would you like to play you in a movie?
- I should play me in a movie, confident!

10. How do you cope with boredom?
- surf the web, watch movies, read books

11. Till now, what is the moment that you regret the most?
- No regrets whatsoever.. :)

12. What type of person do you hate the most?
- a snob

13. What is your ambition?
- be my own boss <--- same here!

14. If you had one wish, what would you wish for?
- World peace? :)

15. How did you celebrate New Year?
- with my family and E.M.A. :)

16. What has been the craziest thing you’ve ever done in your whole life?
- I had my dark crazy moments back in college... I'm not gonna discuss it here though..

17. What do you look forward to in 2008?
- proving to myself that I made the right choice.. go figure.

18. If your life is a song, what title best fits it?
- It's My Life by Bon Jovi

19. What is your inspiration in life?
- everything that matters to me..

20. If you were to change one event in your life, what would it be?
- I'd change nothing. I'm loving every moment in my life so far...

Uhmmm can I just tag nobody for now.. heheh you can answer this if you want to... okies... :) have a nice weekend everyone! :)


Empty plates

>> Thursday, June 5

Empty plates (before)

Empty plates (after)

*Photos taken at Chez Andre


Cake Mania 2

>> Wednesday, June 4

My latest craze these days is Cake Mania 2. I love playing Cake Mania on my mobile, now I'm playing the sequel on my PC. Cake Mania 2 is a time management game developed by Sandlot Games. The sequel has more themes - a rooftop bakery, underwater theme park, north pole, and other locations with different layouts. Currently I'm still on the third location which is the north pole. Cake Mania 2 has more cake styles and toppings, and more kitchen upgrades. Oh and there are 18 new demanding customers that make the game more interesting not to mention more challenging.

I have to get back to my game... later! :)


Office humor

Hosted by Mercedes

Differences between you and your boss:

When you take a long time, you're slow.
When your boss takes a long time, he's thorough.

When you don't do it, you're lazy.
When your boss doesn't do it, he's too busy.

When you make a mistake, you're an idiot.
When your boss makes a mistake, he's only human.

When doing something without being told, you're overstepping your authority.
When your boss does the same thing, that's initiative.

When you take a stand, you're being pig-headed.
When your boss does it, he's being firm.

When you overlooked a rule of etiquette, you're being rude.
When your boss skips a few rules, he's being original.

When you please your boss, you're arse-creeping.
When your boss pleases his boss, he's being co-operative.

When you're out of the office, you're wandering around.
When your boss is out of the office, he's on business.

When you're on a day off sick, you're always sick.
When your boss has a day off sick, he must be very ill.

When you apply for leave, you must be going for an interview.
When your boss applies for leave, it's because he's overworked.


Jatropha biofuel

>> Tuesday, June 3

When we went up the mountains of Zamboanguita for a research project, I noticed a plantation of a shrubs. I asked my companions what they were. They were called Jatropha curcas or locally called "Tubatuba". It produces seeds that contain up to 40% oil. This oil can then be processed into fuel that can replace or be mixed with petroleum based diesel. A hectare of Jatropha produces 1892 liters of fuel.

There is an on-going campaign in the propagation of Jatropha here in the Philippines. Benefits of propagating and processing of Jatropha as biofuel include, decrease in oil imports, reduction of air pollution, can create employment and really help the economy. Jetropha can grow just about anywhere, even on degraded lands. Also, it doesn't need much water or fertilizer thus Jatropha farming is not so difficult and not too costly.

With the gradual increase in prices of fuel and energy nowadays, it's high time we find other sources that we can produce locally.


You Make My Day Award

Yay! Got another award. Seems I've been getting awards these days.. teeeheee... Thank you so much Mercedes for this award. I just arrived from Zamboanguita, well it's not exactly that far from here just around 22 km(?) south of Dumaguete (I'm not really that good in directions and stuff so sue me). We went up the mountains and it was so hot, and the road was, can I say not so good(?), and... Ok I'm getting further away from the topic..

Well anyway, this really made my day. Since I'm so tired and all.. Thanks again Mercedes.


Mountain view

>> Monday, June 2

This is what greets me every morning at our house in the mountains of Mabinay. Cool huh? :) Taking photos of just about anything is a slight hobby of mine. I’m not sure if it’s really that good, still I’d like to share some of them. I’m still contemplating on starting a new photo blog, but for now let me post these photos here. Okies? :)


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